Top 3 Reasons to Consider CNA Careers

The role of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a career that is projected to grow steadily. Whether entering the workforce or seeking a career change, becoming a CNA is not only a highly attainable role, but also a viable long term career. With easily transferable skills, CNA certification allows you to enter Masonic Homes Kentucky and begin growing in your career for years to come. Let us show you the top 3 reasons why you should consider choosing a CNA career.

What is a CNA?

A CNA is a healthcare professional who provides basic care to patients under the supervision of licensed nurses or other medical staff. CNAs typically work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living communities and home healthcare settings. To become a CNA, individuals must complete a state-approved training program, which typically includes classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience. After completing the training program, aspiring CNAs must pass a competency evaluation, which consists of a written exam and a skills demonstration. Upon successful completion of the training program and competency evaluation, individuals become certified and can work as CNAs. Certification requirements may vary by state, so it’s essential to check the specific requirements in the state where you plan to practice.

In most cases, to become a CNA, you would typically start by becoming a Nursing Assistant (NA). The terms “Nursing Assistant” and “Certified Nursing Assistant” are often used interchangeably, but the certification aspect distinguishes CNAs from general Nursing Assistants.

Learn if being a CNA is right for you here.

Enjoy a rewarding career as a CNA at Masonic Homes KY

Work That Makes a Difference

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is more than just a job—it’s an opportunity to make a tangible and meaningful difference in the lives of the people you care for. We understand the importance of compassionate and dedicated CNAs in providing quality care and support to our residents each day.

As a CNA, you will have the chance to work directly with residents, forming meaningful connections and relationships that go beyond traditional caregiving roles. You’ll be there to assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming and mobility support, ensuring that residents maintain their independence and dignity.

But being a CNA at Masonic Homes Kentucky is about more than just providing physical care—it’s about becoming a companion and friend to our residents. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in conversations, listen to their stories and provide emotional support and companionship. For many residents, having a caring and attentive CNA by their side can make all the difference in their day, bringing joy, comfort and a sense of belonging.

In this role, you’ll not only be fulfilling essential caregiving duties, but also serving as an advocate for residents’ needs and preferences. You’ll closely monitor their health and well-being, promptly reporting any changes or concerns to our nursing staff. Your dedication to promoting their safety, comfort and overall quality of life will be invaluable in creating a warm and welcoming environment where residents feel valued and respected. We recognize the vital role that CNAs play in enhancing the lives of our residents, and we’re committed to providing you with the support, training and resources you need to excel in your role.

Growth Opportunities and Competitive Benefits

We believe in giving you opportunities to move forward in your career. We understand that you don’t want a career that is stagnant. That’s why when you join our team you have a clear pathway towards growth within our organization. You can enter as an NA and work your way towards becoming an RN. You will have access to a variety of benefits. Such as:

  • competitive salaries
  • paid time off
  • employee discounts for Sproutlings daycare
  • a competitive health benefits package
  • education support
  • access to a 403(b) with company match

These are just a few examples of what is available to our employees. Learn more about our company benefits here.

CNAs enjoy a meal together at Masonic Homes KY

High Demand and Stability

As you consider your long-term career prospects, stability is undoubtedly a top priority. With the high demand for nursing roles within the senior living industry, becoming a CNA is an incredibly secure career choice. With the Silver Tsunami before us, one can only anticipate that the demand will remain if not grow. We take care of our own, which means we are ready to have you on our team for years to come while providing an environment that makes you want to stay. You can expect not only stability in your career but also opportunities for personal and professional growth. We invest in our employees and provide advancement opportunities, ensuring that you can continue to develop your skills and progress in your career over the years.

By choosing to embark on your CNA career journey with us, you’re not just joining a team; you’re becoming part of an opportunity to care for others and make a lasting impact. With the stability of the senior living industry and the growing demand for CNAs, coupled with our unwavering dedication to our staff, you can trust that your career with us will be fulfilling, rewarding, and built to last for years to come. Learn more about joining our team today!

June 26, 2024